It is important to understand
that security attacks can occur on anyone's account, including yours.
You are responsible for the security of your account; therefore it is
extremely important that you take steps to protect your account information.
Below are some security tips and suggestions.
Remember, bad security is
similar to locking your front door and leaving the key under the doormat!
- CHOOSE A GOOD PASSWORD:
SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSWORD:
- Do not use personal information
such as a phone number, birthday, street address, social security
- Do not use your company
ID or other identification number.
- Choose numbers at random.
- Use different passwords
for different websites. Even if you choose one great password, if
someone gains access to one account they can enter all of your accounts.
IF YOU MUST SHARE YOUR
- Do not stick your password
in your wallet.
- Do not tape your password
to your monitor, under your mousepad, or under your keyboard.
- Memorize your password.
If you write it down, quickly commit it to memory and destroy any
CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD
- Change your password
to a temporary password before sharing it with others.
- Once the person you
shared your password with gains the necessary access, change your
USING A PUBLIC COMPUTER:
- To increase security,
we recommend changing your password often (at least several times
ALWAYS USE A PASSWORD:
- Public computers are
shared by many users -- be smart and logout before you walk away.
- Be careful when using
computers in public areas such as a library, school, or internet
PROGAMS THAT MANAGE PASSWORDS:
- All computers and accounts
should be protected with a password. We highly recommend you setup
all accounts with passwords including your home computer (making it
difficult for others to hack).
USE SECURED SITES:
- There are many programs
available to help you remember your passwords, but keep in mind
there programs have varying degrees of security protection.
- Make sure when logging
into a website that it uses SSL and is secure. Check with your web
browser help section on how to determine if a site is secure.
- TNT utilizes secure
SSL on all login pages.
KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION
- Phishing is where someone
creates a website that appears similar to a trusted site (ebay.com,
amazon.com, etc.) but the real goal is to steal your login ID, password,
and other account information.
- Always be cautious of
logging into a website after clicking on a link in an email. It
is always best to type the URL into the browser yourself.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SECURITY
- Make sure your contact
information is up-to-date on all secure websites so if there is
a break-in to your account, the company will have the ability to
contact you if necessary.
Updated: January 23, 2008